Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Open air cinema - Fri 9 Aug - Bohemian Rhapsody


Open air cinema is back for 2019 showing “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Friday 9th August – Gates open at Prince Albert Gardens (by the pier) from 7.30pm for picnics with the film starting at 8.45pm. Please bring something warm and your own seating.

We received great feedback following our first ever outdoor cinema evening last year showing “The Greatest Showman”, so we are delighted be running the event again. However, this event is a large investment for us because we must hire the film equipment, barriers, toilets and pay for the film rights. Last year we only just managed to cover these costs, but what we would really like to do is cover these costs and raise some money for the Swanage Lifeboat Station.

In attempt to keep this event going we are running the event slightly differently this year by asking people to make donations if you attend, rather than buying fixed price tickets. We hope this will make the event affordable to all, and this will also change how the film rights fee is calculated, setting a fixed charge at the time of booking, rather than a variable charge linked to ticket sales.

We are suggesting a donation of £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. There will also be a selection of popcorn, sweets and drinks (both alcoholic and soft) for you to buy on your way in to help us to raise funds to cover the evening’s costs and keep the lifeboats running at Swanage. We’d love to keep this event in our calendar for years to come, but we can only do that with your support, so please come along!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Results - Lighthouse loop 5K fun run 2018

Thanks to all who entered the 'Lighthouse loop' this year. Here are the results.
The full results list can be downloaded here - Results 2018.pdf

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Lifeboat week 2018 is done! What a week it was too!

Wow what a week that was! Lifeboat week is done for another year.

Thank you to everyone who attended, helped or organised one of our events. We had a great weekend at Prince Albert Gardens and a great turn out to our open day at the lifeboat station. Thanks to those who came along to our service at the lifeboat station too, the final event of the week.
If you've got any pictures we'd love to see them, get in touch via our website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages (links on the right). We'll make an album and share it in the coming weeks.

Dates for next year are 9 to 18 August 2019.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Today is our flag day street collection + Live Music in the evening at PAG

Friday 17th August our fundraisers will be out in Swanage for our annual flag day street collection. If you see them please stop and pop your spare change in their collection box. If you're really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the RNLI's mascot, 'Stormy Stan'.

Stormy will be out with his collection bucket too sometime in the afternoon.

Then don't forget its live music, bar and BBQ at Prince Albert Gardens by the entrance to the pier 6pm - 11pm.

We've got live music from 2 great local bands including headliners 'Ratrace'.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Could you sponsor a barrel of beer for our lifeboat week bar?

With the start of Lifeboat Week 2018 approaching fast we're still looking for a few more generous local businesses to sponsor a barrel of beer for our bar. By sponsoring a barrel it means that even more of the money we raise can go towards running the lifeboats here at Swanage. In return we'll give you an A3 poster behind our bar and a receipt to keep your accountant happy!
If you'd like to contribute then please phone the lifeboat station on 01929 423237.

Thank you!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

VIP boat & boathouse tours tonight at 7pm, still a few places left

Our VIP boat and boathouse tours are back for Lifeboat week 2018
If you've ever fancied having a personal tour onboard our all-weather lifeboat then our VIP tours are for you. Numbers are strictly limited so that you get the chance to have a good look round both our lifeboats, the new boathouse and ask the crew any questions that you have.
The evening starts at 7pm and usually finishes around 9pm when we'll serve up some drinks and canapes. Tickets are £10 and are limited to 24 people. The evening is aimed at adults and older children as some of the questions can get a bit technical at times! If you'd like to come along give the Boathouse a call on 01929 423237.